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South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Ocean Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2JA

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Ocean Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2JA

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Summary

South shields museum is housed in a listed building which used to house the Library. It specializes in local history and has an art gallery and small animal collection. There are both permanent and regularly-changing exhibitions.

Where is South Shields Museum & Art Gallery located?

South Shields Museum is situated on the pedestrian section of Ocean Road and is a 1-minute walk from both the Metro Station and bus station. There is free parking just off the road section of Ocean Road in Flagg Court. It is a 10-minute walk from the Tyne pedestrian ferry and about 10-minutes' walk from the beach.

What is the history of South Shields Museum & Art Gallery to the present day?

South Shields Museum building has been at the heart of South Shields for over 150 years. It was originally a workers' instate and a library. It had a major makeover with Heritage Lottery Fund help in the early 2000s.

What is there to see and do at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery?

There are 4 areas where exhibitions change regularly and the large permanent South Tyneside gallery. Craft activities are held for children during the holidays and the small animal display is always popular. There is a Victorian-style tearoom and there are 2 room for hire. The interior of the Museum houses a magnificent staircase with an impressive stained glass window back drop.

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Information on South Shields Museum & Art Gallery , Ocean Road , South Shields

Opening Times: All year, Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 11:00-16:00. Closed Sunday. Closed 23 Dec 18 to 13 Jan 19
Admission: Free.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: The museum is less than a 2-minute walk from South Shields metro and bus station and a ten minute walk from the Shields ferry landing.
Facilities: Coaches welcome (public car park), Full disabled access, Meeting room, Public car park at the rear of the museum, Souvenir shop
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